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Genetic maps and human imaginations : the limits of science in understanding who we are

Author: Barbara Katz Rothman
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An expert in the field of social and biological ethics offers an analysis of the impact of scientists' ever-increasing knowledge of the genetic basis of life on family, society, and mortality.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Katz Rothman
ISBN: 0393047032 9780393047035
OCLC Number: 39007113
Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
[Part I.] Mapping the past : the macroeugenics of race --
[Part II.] Writing the body : the genetics of illness --
[Part III.] Imaging the future : the microeugenics of procreation --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Barbara Katz Rothman.

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Barbara Katz Rothman examines the current trends and applications of genetics research on race, illness and procreation. She explores new genetics in the light of her work as a sociologist who has  Read more...

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